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SOLD OUT- Van Gogh Self-Portraits - The Morgan Stanley exhibitio

Hosted by the Consul of the London Gallery Visits Group
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Sat 02 Apr 12:15 - 14:00

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The myth of Van Gogh today is linked as much to his extraordinary life as it is to his stunning paintings.

His biography has often shaped the way that his self-portraits have been (mis)understood.

Van Gogh. Self-Portraits reconsiders this aspect of his production and places the artist’s self-representation in context to reveal the role it plays in his oeuvre, and takes as its springboard Van Gogh’s iconic Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, one of the most celebrated works in Protected content collection, and brings together around half of the self-portraits Van Gogh created during his short years as a painter.

This will be the first time that the full span of Van Gogh’s self-portraiture has been explored in an exhibition. Several works in the exhibition were last together in Van Gogh’s studio and have never been reunited, until now.

An outstanding selection of more than 15 self-portraits will be brought together to trace the evolution of Van Gogh’s self representation, from his early Self-Portrait with a Dark Felt Hat, created in Protected content his formative period in Paris, to Self-Portrait with a Palette, painted at the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in September Protected content , one of his last self-portraits before his death in Protected content .